Who We Are

UXLS is a community of practitioners from leading life science, pharmaceutical and software companies. We have over 80 members contributing to UXLS. For more information, publications and upcoming events around UX in the Life Sciences, please visit our Pistoia Alliance project site.

Created by leading life sciences companies

Project Champions

We are grateful for the ongoing support of our project champions who continue to support the UX cause in the life sciences.

Julie Morrison

Rockstep Solutions

Julie is President of RockStep Solutions, where she developed and implemented user centered design practices central to the company's product development. Driven by a passion for UX she continues to lead efforts to improve vendor-biopharma relationships.

Simon Fortenbacher

GSK

Simon is the Director of User Experience & Design, within the Pharma R&D Tech area of GSK. He leads a team of UX Designers and Analysts who focus on improving the experience GSK's users have of life science software, providing expertise, processes and guidelines to product teams who deliver systems across R&D.

Sven Neumeyer

Novartis

Sven Is the Global Head of User Experience Research and Business Analysis at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, which is the innovation engine of Novartis, one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies. With a background in Bioinformatics, Business Analysis, User Experience Research & Software Engineering, Sven brings in a wealth of life science experience and expertise to the UXLS project.

Paula de Matos

Pistoia Alliance

Paula de Matos is an independent UX consultant specializing in complex data environments, specifically in the life sciences and biotech sectors. She is also the UXLS project manager.

Project Champion Alumni

The UXLS Project has benefitted from some fantastic UX champions and supporters. We continue to be grateful for their contribution.

Till Dettmering

adesso

Till is a life scientist with experience in the scientific software industry. He initiated the UXLS project to bring together UX professionals who work on scientific software.

Joel Miller

Amgen

Joel is a User Experience Lead at Amgen, one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies. Joel has been a vocal and influential user-centered design practitioner throughout his career in the Life Sciences industry.

Pat Keller

Novartis

Patrick is the Global Head of User Experience at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, which is the innovation engine of Novartis, one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies. With a background in HCI and Psychology, Patrick brings his many years of UX experience to the project.